Jean (Breidenbach) Makowski
August 22, 1926 — Dec. 8, 2017
Jean (Breidenbach) Makowski, a longtime resident of Hartland, died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017. Jean was born August 22, 1926, in Eagle. She enjoyed her early adulthood working as an office clerk at a law firm in Waukesha. On June 19, 1948, Jean married Jerome Makowski and together they began to build their family. The family grew quickly with the birth of eight children in 12 years. Jean kept a wonderful home for her family and always had an open door for friends and neighbors to come visit at the kitchen table.
As the years went by, she filled her time working at the Hartland Clinic, taking fishing trips with Jerry, playing bridge, cooking, reading and traveling with her girlfriends. Becoming a grandmother to 42 grandchildren was one of her greatest joys. Jean enjoyed every moment she spent with her family and friends and never turned down an opportunity to play a hand of euchre.
She was the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend anyone could ask for.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome; her son James; her brother Robert; and sisters Rita and Helen.
She is survived by her children Mary (Arthur Helterbran), Ann (Michael Audley), Barbara (Daniel Hayden), Michael (Marcia), Susan (Louis Korpal), John (Sherry) and Steven (Jody); 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 313 Circle Drive in Hartland with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at the church at 5 p.m. A private burial will be Tuesday, December 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Autism Society of America.
The family appreciates the outstanding care provided by The View at Pine Ridge.
Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262367-2156 or visit online at www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.